695. and if you're using 83, here's hunt valley at shawan road. no problems to report. nice and clear on to the jfx and head downtown. 695 in great shape. 11 minute ride right now normal ride on the outer loop from 95 up to 83. and also an 11 minute ride traveling the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. in january, four people died in a car crash in anne arundel county. three of those killed were teens. today, the mother and brother of one of the teens head to court because they're accused of giving those minors alcohol. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with more on the developing story. >> reporter: well, debbie and joshua franco are scheduled to be in district court this afternoon to face these accusations, they were given civil citations for providing alcohol to three teenagers killed in a car crash? january. that happened on interstate 97 and route 50.
several callers say the car was going the wrong way before that head-on collision. it killed breanna franco, 19- year-old brittany walker and 18- year-old zachary rose and the driver of the other car 55-year- old terry wayne davis. francos are accused of serving alcohol to minors at west drive at severna park just before the accident happened. both drivers were under the say. ence of alcohol police the francos' lawyer says the clients are innocent and he says the alcohol was flowing from places beyond the francos home. right now there's no law in place that has tougher penalties like jail time for adults who serve alcohol to pipe fors. the civil' -- minors. the civil citations carry no jail time but possibly as much as a $500 fine. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. worthy of death. those are not the words that you would expect to hear from a religious leader but this morning a randallstown pastor is getting some heat for what he said about same sex
marriage. it's an issue that you're going to be voting on in less than two weeks when you head to the polls here in our state. so abc2 news linda so is live in federal hill this morning and linda raising controversy from both sides of the issue. >> reporter: it's been a hot button issue here in maryland as you know. the pastor was caught on tape saying that people who engage in homosexual behavior are quote worthy of death and so are the people who support them. pastor robert anderson of the colonial baptist church in randallstown made the comment this month while quoting the bible. the head of the maryland marriage alliance an organization that opposes same sex marriage released a statemderson's was not a call t harm gays and lesbians. but supporters of same sex marriage say it borders on hate speech. >> those who practice such things are deserving of death.
not only do the same but watch this, those who also approve of those who practice these things. if we don't vote against it then we are approving these things that are worthy of death. >> reporter: now, the issue on whether to legalize same sex marriage will appear as question 6 on the november ballot. we're live in fall hill, linda so, abc2 news -- federal hill, linda so, abc2 news. in democracy 2012 news, the onslaught of ads has been like in other in maryland for a political year over gambling. the referendum allows table games and sixth casino to be built at the national harbor. back in 2006, the gubernatorial candidates o'malley and ehrlich spent a combined $34 million which at that time was the most expensive campaign in state history. there's a good chance you went there and you take them back every year for a flu shot.
today gbmc will hold another flu clinic. it's part of an emergency drill at the hospital. the drill is based on a recent report by johns hopkins which showed more than 150 hospital shootings from 2000 to 2011 including the one from johns hopkins back in 2010. you've looking at the video from that incident. news around the nation right now. cameras were rolling as a thief drops into a store through the roof. take a look at this it happened in houston, texas. suspect moved moved pretty quickly stuffinghe shorts with cell phones before heading back up the hole that he climbed out of. the store owner says that the burglar walked away with more than 40 smart phones. they go for about $650 each. let's take a look at this surveillance video out of kansas city, missouri where a man used is samurai sword to rob a church's chicken restaurant tuesday night. he was carrying the sword walking through the business and customers appeared a bit stunned by the man's actions but no one was hurt.
it's not clear how much money he made off with. a photo went viral online because it was likely his last vote and it was. frank's family says the 93-year- old died peacefully in his sleep yesterday. hawaii was the worst voter turnout in the family but his family says the decorated vet never missed an election and he hoped his final exercise of his civic duty will inspire others to head to the polls. coming up this morning at 6:00 we have the results of an investigation into school buses getting busted for running red lights. >> already getting the action on this situation. we have the video of these school bus drivers breaking several rules. we're talking about blowing through red lights and speeding nearly 40 miles per hour over the speed limit. even getting busted in a school zone. you're going to see part of our investigation, jss eye sisterman will be here to show us the video in the 6:00 hour. >> how many parents put their kids on school buses on daily basis, this is a story you
don't want to miss. >> absolutely, stay with us this morning on that. also -- >> reporting governor mitt romney end up -- >> it sure does, however the woman who put the sign there for the candidate, she says this is nothing new. so now she wants the police to find the person who's responsible. >> and if you watch the nfl this weekend, get ready to see some changes when the refs start throwing the flags. why the zebras are keeping the yellow laundry in the back pocket.
well, unless you're trying to win the neighborhood popularity contest there's no steadfast rule to what it means for halloween treats. baseball cards, rocks, candy. anything's fair game. >> all right, so you have to think about the box when you pass out treats this halloween. plenty of alternatives if you don't want to give out candy. treat ideas that kids will find fun and parents will appreciate for their nutritional value. if you do pass out candy, be sure to stick to the fun size packages to keep these portion sizes under control. i know. what kid wants the hear that right -- to hear that right lynette? but halloween is coming up. they're going to wonder if they're going to have a put a
parka over the little halloween outfit. >> not sure about the rainfall and how much rain we're going to get but it is going to be unsettled and cold. think of that for the a costume something that's going to keep you warm. speaking of the cold we look at the satellite and radar here and you see the snow back off towards the west. this is the player that's going to be bringing in the cold weather for us as we go in through the latter part of the weekend and into the beginning of next week. then we can see the storm, this is sandy down here and it is going to be moving up the coast. the two coming together. this is not going to be a good thing. the only thing that we don't know now is exactly where this is going to be. we do know it's going to be windy and also very cold nonetheless. we zoom in right now things looking pretty good as you step out the door. make sure you don't have the heaviest coat. it's mild this morning. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, there's quite a bit of fog out there. so definitely turn on the hoe beams the morning as you head out because there's reduced visibility across the region. as far as 95 is considered, no delays from white marsh all the
way downtown. and the tunnels will be in great shape as well. traveling on 83, you are looking at just an 11 minute ride right now southbound from towson all the way down to fayette street. and here's a live look at the beltway over on the northwest corner at -- this is actually going to be harford road. everything up to speed here naprons to report. the wes -- no problems to report. the west side also in great shape. parents listen up. the safety seat you're using may not be doing its job. >> up next which safety seats the federal government says are getting the best marks keeping your little ones safe while you're behind the wheel. >> also ahead this morning, charlie brown, is he a bully? one father says yes. why the dad says it's time to retire the classic cartoon character and his band of friends. >> block head.
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news time right now 5:44. two people are abducted and robbed within ten minutes of each other. this happened in baltimore city at roland park. the first victim was a 40-year- old woman walking to her car about 2:00 in the morning. this is on roland avenue. two men with a gun came up and they forced her into the car. the car is described as a
silver four door dodge stratus. the woman told detectives the men took her to an atm and then they released her. just ten minutes later police say they struck again. >> this 19-year-old victim was riding his bike on the 5500 block of roland aver. they struck with -- avenue. they struck this victim with their car. the victim fell off his bicycle. they then went up to him with the guise of making sure he was okay and then at that point they forced him into their vehicle. >> he was robbed and eventually dropped off as well. the number of officers in the area has increased if you have any information on these abductions police would like to hear from you. there's no doubt about it if you're a parent opportunity best when it comes to -- you want the best when it comes to keeping your child safe. that includes the car seat you use. new numbers are out today showing manufacturers are making great sides in designing -- strides in designing booster seats that help keep your kids safe. charlie, what should parents
look out for? >> you have to be careful with this and you have to keep in mind megan, this is doubly important in maryland. because those new laws went into effect regarding child safety seats. so inspectors say the first factor you must consider is how the seat belt fits over your child. that's according to insurance institute for highway safety. the group was released is recent survey. of the 17 models made in 2012, 15 received a top rating of best bet. the most ever since the iihs first began ranking them in 2008. so how does the seat get a best bet and make it on the list? the group looks to make sure the seat belts lie flat over your child's thighs and don't ride up to their stomachs. the shoulder belt should fit snugly and not slide off. new law took effect here in maryland in october. on october 1st to be specific that requires kids under 8 years old ride in a booster seat unless they're over the
height of 4'9"-inches. we have a link to the site and our site at abc2news.com. letting you know which seats are the best and also which ones are recommended. >> thanks charlie. she supports mitt romney but it seems that someone does not agree with her views. now all that remains of libby stevens' large sign of the republican presidential candidate two poles and some ashes because someone burned it down. now she is no stranger to someone tampering with her signs. over the past week smaller posters placed on her fence, they've been stolen three times. >> it's scary. and it's shameful that -- that somebody would do that. what kind of a country do we live in where you can't even put a sign in your yard? >> i think it's just stupidity. that's the only word i can use for it. >> now stevens has filed a police report and she hopes something like this will not happen again. five things you may want to know this morning.
services for funeral senator george mcgovern begin in south dakota today. there will be a pride service in washington, d.c. at a later date. he was the first u.s. senator to oppose the vietnam war. the teen accused of murdering 10-year-old jessica ridgeway will appear in court today. austin sigg is also connected to the attempted abduction of a runner at another park earlier this year. his mother says he turned himself in. today the special pit bull task force will be meeting to discuss the ruling that pit bulls are considered inherently dangerous. that happened earlier this year. and new law that passed making dog owners liable if the animal attacks. the public is invited to attend this meeting. president barack obama cast his ballot in chicago today. he will become the first ever american president to cast his vote before election day. governor mitt romney the president's challenger is campaigning in ohio today. game two of the world series is tonight. and right now, the san francisco giants, they are one game up on the detroit tigers. they won last night and they
won pretty big. 8-3. first pitch tonight is at 8:07. just a few lines written with a pen with a very simple idea. listen. this young man said i wanted to know if you could use my idea for breast cancer awareness. the fifth grader from new jersey was watching a giants' game against the browns earlier this month and it gave him an idea. they're already wearing the pink cleats and the gloves, but why no pink penalty flags? roger goodell liked the idea and this coming sunday as the jets take on the dolphins at metlife stadium. the young man is going to be there presenting pink flaks like the -- flags like the ones you see her to the refs. they're going to put the yellow laundry if the pocket for one game. >> i like it. as october nears you will be seeing more and more halloween themed movies and tv specials. >> you will gather to watch the classic it's the great pumpkin charlie brown. however one dad says it's time to retire the cartoon. i know what you're thinking why?
it turns out a blog post on a parenting website babble.com. he says the show has a taunting message. and that the kids use unkind words. he argued the part from the sense of nostalgia for parents. a charlie brown specials, they have nothing of value to offer today's kids. he says that the show's acceptance and the schoolyard teasing is antiquated. >> what do you think about this? is charlie brown inappropriate for kids? we posted the das entire explanation at our website. abc2news.com, head over to facebook and weigh in on what you think. i can't imagine charlie brown being bully. >> i know. so we -- some people have said in the newsroom, maybe lucy was a bully but is this taking the bully thing too far? let us know with you think on facebook. is sandy a bulldy? >> sandy bullying. that's lynette what do you have? >> i'm going to go with a yes t especially it's bullied jamaica and cuba and we're going to see if it bullies us through the end of the weekend into early
next week. so we can see hurricane sandy right now. it has weakened some moving over land but it is about to reemerge back into the waters already bringing rainfall across southeastern florida. this track will take it up towards the north and then it will have more of a little bit of a jog towards the west. and we can see this so let me show you what's going on right now. the winds sustained at about 105 miles an hour moving quickly to the north 59 about 16 miles per hour -- at about 16 miles per hour. look at the cone now. now the national hurricane center actually thinking this could still be a category 1 hurricane. we were thinking a tropical storm as it moved along the coast. and then look at the cone now. the cone actually takes it you can see the coast of new jersey and also maryland. so ocean city could be in on this so we're definitely going to keep our eyes peeled. we can see the models coming from from time to time. we're going to see if there's a consistency there. as we look at what's going to be happening with the cold air it will come together with
sandy and with that we could be seeing a monther of a storm -- monster of a storm through time. today right now stepping out the door and temperatures are on the mild side. looking at the 50s and 61 degrees right now in chester and chestertown coming in at 60 degrees. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, fog is going to be a big problem out on the roads this morning. do expect reduced visibility. but if you are traveling on 95 there are no problems getting down towards d.c.. or if you are traveling north up to 695. and as we check in and take a live look downtown here on 95 at 395, you'll see traffic moving right along no delays through the fort mchenry tunnel or the harbor tunnel also nice and clear. and as we pull up the drive times you'll notice 695 going to be in great shape. no delays right now from parkville all the way up to towson. and over on the west side of the beltway normal conditions, you're looking at 11 minute ride on the outer loop from 795 down towards 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. a marine returning home
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thanks for staying with us, a bond between a person and their dog is like no other. it's a special understanding you can't always get with human relationships. >> that's absolutely the truth and that's why a marine is going to really great lepts to reunite with a dog that he befriended while he was serving in afghanistan. you see, shawn is from virginia. and he first met bolt while he was driving to the base. he started feeding the dog and looking after him. well pretty soon the two became inseparable. until shawn had to come back home. he found an organization that rescues abandoned animals in afghanistan and they raised the money needed to bring bolt to the united states. >> i can't wait to see him you know. it broke my heart when they took him away. >> he will have to wait another two weeks before he can be reunited with bolt. is dog is in began attorney and -- the dog is in quarantine and getting his strength up to make the trip around the world to be reunited with his best friend.
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